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NAPHN 2016 Conference & Expo: Achieving 80% carbon reductions by 2050, is announced for 2016. NY Passive House is proud to host the Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo will be held June 13th and 14th, 2016, in New York City: Featuring state-of-the-art building strategies, components and professional development necessary for [read more »]

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NYPH is pleased to announce Building Energy Exchange (BEEx)‘s new publication, “Passive New York City”.  This guide is a valuable tool for spreading Passive House across NYC and beyond. (From BEEx) New York City’s commitment to an 80% reduction of carbon emissions by 2050 has quickly and dramatically raised the profile of the Passive House [read more »]


(Adapted from AIANY COTE Awards website)  Established in 2014 by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), the COTE program seeks to provide a collective resource to all firms looking to achieve socially and environmentally responsible design. Climate change, political stability, energy and water independence, and human [read more »]

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International Passive House Days from 13 to 15 November 2015 (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 10 November 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. A Passive House building combines energy efficiency with high levels of comfort – those wishing to get their own impression will have the chance to do so from 13 to 15 November. During the International [read more »]

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(Press Release, Passive House Institute, 3 November 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. One of the world’s most sustainable buildings stands in Bavaria: as the first of its kind, a mixed residential and commercial project in the town of Kaufbeuren has met the criteria for a Passive House Premium certification. With a heating demand of only 8 kWh/m²a, [read more »]

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Innsbruck University project open to public during International Passive House Days (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 27 October 2015) Innsbruck, Austria. A completely modernized university building in Innsbruck, Austria demonstrates the energy saving potential available with refurbishments. Through integrated planning, the heating demand of the building was reduced from 180 kWh/m²a to just 21 kWh/m²a. [read more »]

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In March of 2015, an article written by PHIUS, titled “An Introduction to Passive House Principles and Policy” was published in the periodical Environmental Law in New York. (here). Unfortunately PHIUS’ explanation to policymakers was incomplete, potentially leaving the reader with false impressions.  It largely wrote the international Passive House Institute’s role out of the PHIUS narrative [read more »]


Congratulations to our local Solar Decathlon Team at Stevens Institute of Technology for their award-winning project the SU+RE House – combining SUstainble + REsilient architecture practices to withstand the risks of storms and rising sea levels.  The team came in first place yesterday (October 18, 2015) out of a total of 14 competitors in this [read more »]

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Criteria combining energy efficiency and renewables take immediate effect (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 7 October 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. Clearly-defined criteria for combining the international Passive House Standard with renewable energy sources are now applicable: the Passive House Institute’s new guidelines for building evaluation have come into effect with the introduction of a new version [read more »]

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Join NYPH in Welcoming our Newly-Elected 2015-2016 NYPH Board of Directors.  NYPH Members voted for their top six candidates out of a pool of thirteen applicants.  Want to be more involved and have the opportunity to vote? Become a member and enjoy the many perks of NYPH membership. The NYPH Board of Directors is comprised [read more »]

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